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SpaceX calls off 1st launch attempt of giant new rocket

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — SpaceX called off its first launch attempt of its giant rocket Monday after a problem cropped up during fueling. Elon Musk's company had planned to fly the nearly 400-foot Starship rocket from the southern tip of Texas, near the Mexican border.  The countdown was halted at the 40-second mark because of a stuck valve in the first-stage booster. Launch controllers couldn't fix the frozen […]

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Musk’s Tesla pay package under scrutiny in Delaware court

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for a Tesla shareholder are urging a Delaware judge to invalidate a 2018 compensation package awarded to CEO Elon Musk that is potentially worth more than $55 billion. The plaintiff's lawyers argued Tuesday that the compensation package should be voided because it was dictated by Musk and subject to sham negotiations with directors who were not independent of him. Defense attorneys countered that the pay […]

today02/22/2023 24


Judge delays Twitter trial, gives Musk time to seal buyout

A judge has delayed a looming trial between Twitter and Elon Musk. The move gives the Tesla CEO more time to close his $44 billion deal to buy the social media company after months spent fighting to get out of it. Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick, head of the Delaware Chancery Court, said Thursday that Musk and Twitter have until Oct. 28 to close the deal. She said that a […]

today10/07/2022 27


Attorneys for Musk, Twitter argue over information exchange

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is hearing arguments over the exchange of information by lawyers in Twitter's lawsuit seeking to force billionaire Elon Musk to carry through with his $44 billion acquisition of the social media giant. Tuesday's hearing comes three weeks before a scheduled trial in the dispute. Musk agreed in April to buy Twitter and take it private, offering $54.20 a share and vowing to loosen […]

today09/27/2022 24


Judge orders more document production in Musk-Twitter suit

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware judge presiding over Twitter Inc.'s lawsuit to prevent billionaire Elon Musk from backing out of a $44 billion deal to buy the social media company has ordered both sides to turn over more information to opposing lawyers. After hearing oral arguments Wednesday, the judge ordered Twitter Thursday to provide Musk's attorneys more data regarding the company's estimates that less than 5% of the accounts […]

today08/26/2022 35


Musk countersuit accuses Twitter of fraud

Elon Musk accused Twitter of fraud in a countersuit over his aborted $44 billion deal for the social media company, which he said held back necessary information and misled his team about its true user base. According to The Washington Post, the countersuit filed by the billionaire and Tesla CEO filed on Thursday alleges that Twitter committed fraud, breach of contract and violation of the Texas Securities Act. The Wall […]

today08/05/2022 27


Musk response to Twitter lawsuit to be made public by Friday

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has ruled that Elon Musk's answer to Twitter's lawsuit over his attempt to back out of a $44 billion deal to buy the social media company will be made public by Friday evening at the latest. Attorneys for Musk wanted to file a public version of their answer and counterclaims in Delaware court on Wednesday. But Twitter attorneys complained that they needed more […]

today08/04/2022 31


Is Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter falling apart?

Elon Musk on Monday threatened to walk away from his $44 billion bid to buy Twitter, the latest sign that his plan to overhaul the social media platform may really be starting to fray. Lawyers for the Tesla and SpaceX CEO made the threat in a letter to Twitter accusing the company of refusing to give him information about "spam bot" accounts. Such bots have become a major public preoccupation […]

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